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43,381 Viruses Found in Sewage, Many Unknown to Scientists

Anthony Gucciardi
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October 10th, 2011
Updated 11/09/2012 at 4:40 pm
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Sewage samples obtained by scientists in Pittsburgh, Barcelona and Addis Ababa were found to contain 43,381 viruses — of which only 3,000 are currently charted by mainstream scientists. Among the viruses found in the sewage samples were the human papilloma virus (HPV), the diarrhea-causing Norwalk virus, and the common cold virus. There were 16 total known disease-causing viruses out of the 3,000 known viruses present in the sewage samples.

The findings of the study, which highlight the vast number of unidentified viruses dwelling in our sewer systems, are hosted in the online journal mBIO, published by the American Society of Microbiology. Considering that only 3,000 of the 43,381 viruses examined have been charted and identified, there could be a large number of superbugs and other powerful viruses routinely developing and going through mutation due to exposure to thousands of other viruses and bacteria within the sewage system. Improper sewage control could serve as a breeding ground for new strands of viruses and a cocktail of existing ones.

“Our knowledge of the viral universe is limited to a tiny fraction of the viruses that exist,” the study’s authors write.

With over 2 million known species inhabiting the earth, each has adapted to live with viruses that live on or within its members. These viruses can often spread to other species through mutation, such as the H5N1 bird flu which mutated to affect humans. While there may be cases of human weaponization of various viruses, leading to even more complications, even ‘natural’ mutations pose a risk.

As of right now, scientists report that over 80% of these viruses lurking in the sewage are not yet capable of infecting humans nor similar complex organisms made up of complicated cells. Problems arise, however, as these viruses are given the proper environment for mutation to occur, subsequently expanding its potential ability to infect a wider range of organisms. While on such a small scale this could take unknown amounts of time, the viruses which are currently affecting livestock and other animals may soon experience mutation to the degree required to affect humans.

Boosting your immune system is the only way to adequately protect against any foreign invader, whether it is a virus or bacterial strand. Choosing nutrient-dense foods and optimizing your vitamin D levels will allow for your body to fight off disease far better than pharmaceuticals.

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  • mothman777

    This is really fantastic news, as the opportunity to develop phage medicine from sources such as these is marvelous.

    In Russia, they have isolated a natural virus or germ predator to combat most disease-causing organisms, and they cultured those good organisms from… hospital sewage.

    So, our scientists can thank their lucky stars and get cracking.

    By the way, pleomorphism causes even good organisms to turn into bad ones, and vice versa, depending on the level of acid/alkali, minerals, oxygen in the body. Environment is everything, and not the presence of organisms themselves.

    One teaspoon of sugar will deplete your immune system for several hours by 5%, and carrying a mobile phone in your pocket will reduce your immune system by a huge percentage also, so get one of those wire mesh bags for your mobile, to prevent damage to your ovae, sperm, and developing embryos.

    40% of newly married Indian couples in one area surveyed have not been able to conceive for two years so far as a result of living near telephone masts, and microwave radiation destroys the immune system too. Buy devices to protect your whole house and office, and person, whilst you are out walking, that allow you to still use phones, but modify the microwaves to not damage your DNA or immune systems, or fertility.